In the first, our main character is Julian. He is a dentist who is afraid of commitment, so he tells his girlfriend that he is already married. The latter is a young girl named Toni, who decides to take her own life (in a very comedic way) if she cannot have Julian.
In the remake, our main character is Danny, a plastic surgeon in LA who uses a wedding ban to get one night stands. On a party, however, he meets a young girl named Palmer without the ring, but the latter discovers it in his pocket and asks him to explain. A disastrous marriage headed for divorce is the best excuse he comes up with.
Ben Stiller: Both of them are clearly great actors; they have talent and creativity. But for some reason sometimes they agree to do these horrible movies that make absolutely no sense - and that are not even funny! For an Adam Sandler movie to be good I really need three things: good story, just one or none disgusting joke and definitely limited Rob Schneider action. This movie got all three right so I have no reason to hate it and that is all I wanted to say for the ones who don't watch it simply because Sandler is in it.
One is better than the other. You need to see both, trust me. The first is a classic - unlike most movies at that time, it isn't slow or anything like that. The new version on the other hand tries to give it a new spin and it works very well. The Hawaiian theme also makes it a great summer movie!
Until the next item on my list!